Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 16

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,769
· Newest Member: Drosomad
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· eklans< 5 mins
· BartNap< 5 mins
· janoves00:21:20
· Volker00:25:51
· Armen Seropian00:35:48
· GAREL Jean-M...00:41:28
· Jozef Obona00:45:51
· John Carr00:46:09
· ophis01:08:18
· Juergen Peters01:24:58
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: General Diptera forums :: Methodology
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Prospecting Acroceridae ?
#1 Print Post
Posted on 01-05-2021 19:17

Posts: 10
Joined: 30.04.21

Hello hello !
This family seems to lack a lot of datas, I'd like to focus on them a bit Smile But I can't find any good tips about how to find them.
I guess I should aim at zones with a good spiders diversity, but that's very vague. I tried to find the list of the species parasited by Acroceridae by Schlinger (2003) cited in the document ACROCERIDAE 42 (Small-headed Flies or Spider Flies), Jan. 2017 but it doesn't seems available online.
For information, i'm in northern france.

I hope i'm in the right channel !
Any tips to find those small beauties ? Thanks already !
Tony Irwin
#2 Print Post
Posted on 01-05-2021 23:35
User Avatar


Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 6907
Joined: 19.11.04

I've had most (albeit limited) success by searching the foliage and twigs of isolated bushes in dry grassland, where lycosids were in abundance.
Tony Irwin
#3 Print Post
Posted on 02-05-2021 16:45

Posts: 10
Joined: 30.04.21

Thanks, that'll already help me a lot Smile I definitively should focus on habitat with big spiders populations, then.
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Acroceridae Diptera (adults) 5 10-11-2021 00:34
Gender of Acroceridae Diptera (adults) 6 06-08-2021 15:12
Acroceridae ? Diptera (adults) 9 18-06-2021 09:11
Acroceridae: Acrocera orbiculus ♀ Diptera (adults) 4 14-12-2020 09:55
Acroceridae: Ogcodes gibbosus/zonatus Diptera (adults) 5 23-10-2020 22:01
Date and time
27 June 2022 15:13


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

19.06.22 07:42
I can not post an image - I do all right - dont know what to do! Gunther

24.05.22 11:28
Hi! would anyone be able to send on a scan of Delia sanctijacobi redescription from: GRIFFITHS, G.C.D. 1993. Anthomyiidae [part]. In: Flies of the Nearctic Region, 8(2), 10. Thank you!

18.05.22 16:26
Delay, alas, due to Covid related issues. But it will be published !!

18.05.22 16:26
Publication of the English translation of the Fieldguide to Homeodactyla of northwest Europe is due September

14.05.22 07:24
Hi, 3 threads in Eggs, etc should be in adults - possible to change please?

13.04.22 07:52

12.04.22 07:41
cant attach picture to post in forum, what do I do wrong? Sorry Novice question ...

09.01.22 16:56
Hello, I'm looking for literature on chironomid larvae that are able to survive after being entrapped in ice for at least several days . So far I've only found literature on Eretmoptera murphy

11.12.21 16:10
Dematoneura in the gallery should be DeSmatoneura

23.09.21 14:29
All sorted.

Render time: 1.99 seconds | 166,034,395 unique visits